SAO Programme List

HKU’s partner institutions worldwide offer a wide range of winter and summer programmes, which are categorised under Short-term Abroad Opportunities (SAO).

Students can apply for SAO programmes with the host institution directly through registration with IAO, which is open until July. Applicants should submit the application before departure to the programme using the official admission issued by the SAO programme.

 

SAO Winter Programmes

PROGRAMME

COUNTRY

Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC) - Study of Business in Japan Program (SBJP)

Japan

Korea University International Winter Campus (KU IWC) 2017

Korea

Yonsei University - Winter Aborad at Yonsei (WAY)

Korea

Tecológico de Monterrey - January term 2018 Study at Mexico

Mexico

University of Alberta - International Winter Programme

Canada

Ewha University - Korean Language Institution

Korea

Harvard College in Asia Program (HCAP)

-

Harvard WorldMUN (HWMUN)

-

 

SAO Summer Programmes

PROGRAMME

COUNTRY

Aarhus University – AU Summer University

Denmark

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg – Summer University

Germany

American University of Central Asia – Development, Sustainability, and Conflict: Contemporary Issues in Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan

Asia as the Global Future 

South Korea/ Thailand

Bar-Ilan University – International Summer Program: Identity-Based Conflict Resolution

Israel

Bentley University – International Summer Institute at Bentley (ISIB)

U.S.A.

BI Norwegian Business School – International Summer Programme

Norway

Bocconi University – Milan Summer School

Italy

Boston University - BU Summer Term

U.S.A

Chonnam National University – International Summer Session

South Korea

City University of London – Cass London Summer School

U.K.

Columbia University – American Language Program

U.S.A.

Copenhagen Business School – International Summer University Programme (ISUP)

Denmark

Cornell University – The Introduction to Architecture Summer Program

U.S.A.

Durham University – Durham International Summer School

U.K.

Eberhard-Karls-Universität of Tübingen - Winter Programme - International & European Studies (IES)

Germany

EDHEC Business School - EDHEC Summer School

France

Emerson College – Kasteel Well Summer Program

Germany, Netherlands

ESADE Business School – International Summer Programme

Spain

Ewha Womans University – Ewha International Co-ed Summer College

South Korea

Global Business in Asia: New Horizons

China 

Hanyang University – Hanyang International Summer School

South Korea

IESEG School of Management – International Fashion Business Summer Program

France

IESEG School of Management– International Summer Academy

France

Illinois State University – Summer Session

U.S.A.

International Business School of São Paulo – Summer Programs

Brazil

KAIST – KAIST International Summer School (KISS)

South Korea

Konkuk University – International Summer Programme (ISP)

South Korea

Korean University - Korean University International Summer Campus

South Korea

Kyushu University – Summer in Japan (SIJ)

Japan

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli & Université Paris-Dauphine – A Rome-Paris Summer Programme on Europe: Europe in XXI Century

France, Italy

McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management International Summer Program (ISP)

Canada

McGill University – Short Programs

Canada

Nagoya University – Nagoya University Summer Intensive Program (NUSIP)

Japan

Nanyang Technological University – GEM Trailblazer Short Term Summer Programme

Singapore

National Research University Higher School of Economics – International Summer University HSE Moscow

Russia

National Taiwan University – NTU Spring + Programs

Taiwan

National Taiwan University – NTU Summer + Programs

Taiwan

National University of Singapore – FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2018

Singapore

National Chengchi University – NCCU International Summer School

Taiwan

Pusan National University – PNU Summer School

South Korea

Queen Mary University of London – Summer School

U.K.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) – Gateway Program

Japan

Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) – Sciences Po Summer School

France

Seoul National University – International Summer Institute (ISI)

South Korea

Singapore Management University – Global Summer Institute

Singapore

SOAS University of London – Summer School at SOAS University of London

U.K.

Sophia University – Short Term Programs

Japan

Stellenbosch University – International Summer Programme

South Africa

Tec de Monterrey - TEC Summer School 

Mexico 

Technische Universität Darmstadt – Introduction to German Engineering

Germany

The Association of Commonwealth Universities – ACU Commonwealth Summer School

Hong Kong

The George Washington University - International Summer at GW

U.S.A

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Rothberg International School

Israel

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – The Trans-disciplinary Innovation Program (TIP) 

Israel

The University of Auckland – Screen Tools

New Zealand

The University of Exeter – International Summer School

U.K.

The University of Manchester – Manchester International Summer School (MISS)

U.K.

The University of Tokyo – Summer Program: Global Japan Studies (GJS)

Japan

The University of Warick – Warwick Summer School 2018 (in collaboration with St. Mary's Unviersity)

U.K.

Tilburg University – Tilburg University Summer School

Netherlands

UK Architectural Association School of Architecture – AA Summer School

U.K.

Universitas 21 – U21 Summer School

South Africa

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – UAB International Summer Term

Spain

Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen – Summer Programs

Germany

Universite Catholique de Lille, France – European Summer Program (ESP)

France

University of Alberta – International Summer Program

Canada

University of Amsterdam – UvA Summer School

Netherlands

University of Birmingham - Birmingham International Summer School (BISS)

 U. K. 

University of Bonn – International Summer Course for German Language and Cultural Studies

Germany

University of Bonn – Summer School on Intellectual Property

Germany

University of British Columbia - UBC Vancouver Summer Program

Canada

University of Cambridge – International Summer Programmes

U.K.

University of California, Irvine - UCI Summer Session

U.S.A

University of Copenhagen – International Summer Programme

Denmark

University of East Anglia – International Summer School

U.K.

University of Glasgow – Glasgow International Summer School

U.K.

University of Helsinki – Helsinki Summer School

Finland

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – College of Law – The Best of American Case Law

U.S.A.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) – College of Pharmacy – Contemporary pharmacy practice and education

U.S.A.

University of Lausanne – UNIL Summer Schools

Switzerland

University of Leeds – Leeds International Summer School (LISS)

U.K.

University of Leicester – Leicester International Summer School (LISS)

U.K.

University of Ljubljana – Ljubljana Summer School

Slovenia

University of Navarra – Tecnun Summer Program (Previously Tecnun Summer School)

Spain

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Summer School

U.S.A.

University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus – International Summer Programme 2018

Malaysia

University of Oxford – Enterprise and the Environment Summer School

U.K.

University of Oxford – International Politics Summer School

U.K.

University of Pennsylvania – Fox Leadership International: Global Leadership and Problem-solving

U.S.A.

University of Southern California – International Summer Scholars Program

U.S.A.

University of Vienna (Universität Wien) – Univie: Summer School – Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC)

Austria

University of Vienna (Universität Wien) – Univie: Summer School – International and European Studies

Austria

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Visiting International Student Program (VISP)

U.S.A.

University of York – Social Science Summer School

U.K.

Utrecht University – Utrecht Summer School

Netherlands

Vienna University of Business and Economics – International Summer University WU (ISUWU)

Austria

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Amsterdam Summer School

Netherlands

Waseda University – Waseda Summer Session

Japan

Washington University in St. Louis – International Summer Study

 U.S.A

Yonsei University – International Summer School

South Korea


 

SAO Language Programmes 
Language summer programmes for 2018 are recognised by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC).

Students can apply for language programmes with the host institution directly with a registration with IAO which is opened till July. Applicants should submit the application before departure to the programme with the official admission issued by the host institution. The registration also functions as the application for Short-Term Abroad Allowance.

PROGRAMME

Language

COUNTRY
Deutschkurse bei der Universität München German Germany
Hochschule Bremen German Germany
University of Göttingen German Germany
University of Tübingen German Germany

Nagoya University

Japanese Japan

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Japanese Japan

Kobe University

Japanese Japan

Soka University

Japanese Japan

University of Macau

Portuguese Macau

University of Lisbon

Portuguese Portugal

University of Coimbra

Portuguese Portugal

Universidade do Algarve

Portuguese Portugal

Universidad de Salamanca

Spanish

Spain

Universidad de Cádiz

Spanish

Spain

University of Alcala

Spanish

Spain

Nebrija University

Spanish

Spain

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Spanish

Spain

University of Barcelona

Spanish

Spain

University of Granada

Spanish

Spain

Enforex

Spanish

Spain

Don Quijote

Spanish Spain

Universidad de Alicante

Spanish Spain

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Spanish Spain

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

Spanish Spain

 

Application Procedure for SAO

Application for Short-term Abroad Opportunities (SAO) is directly through the host institution by registration with IAO. As no nomination from HKU is required, more than one institution can be applied for or multiple sessions overseas can be attended, as long as it fits with the student’s summer schedule. Students are responsible for the whole application process with the host institution, including application, payment and visa preparation. The process is as follows:

 

  • Register with HKU by completing Registration for Short-term Abroad Opportunities.
  • Attach the supporting documents: 
    • Academic record: Transcript or print out of your exam result page from the portal (for non-first-year students, this should show your CGPA as in the first semester of 2016/17. For first-year students, it should show the list of courses you are taking.)
    • Admission confirmation from host university/programme 
      • You can open the application as soon as you plan to apply for an SAO programme.
      • The application can only be submitted and processed for the Short-term Abroad Allowance after you receive an admission offer from the host university.
  • Apply with the host institution directly. Different institutions have different application procedures and application deadlines. Please ensure you follow the application procedures of the individual institution and complete the whole process of application.
  • Enjoy your summer abroad experience!

 

 

Key Dates for SAO

Activity

Date

Main round registration deadline

October 22, 2017

1st late round registration deadline

Mid-March, 2018

2nd late round registration deadline

Mid-July, 2018

Release of application result

After July, 2018

Submission of summer programme report

by 31 August, 2018

Disbursement of Short Term Abroad Allowance

After September, 2018

 

Important notes: Some programmes may have earlier deadlines. Please refer to your interested programmes for the exact deadlines!


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